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Chicken and Broccoli with Dill Sauce

I've had this chicken and broccoli recipe for so many years, I don't remember when I first made it. Serve it with a side of couscous or rice for a complete meal, or add some sliced mushrooms or carrots for extra veggies. —Kallee Krong-Mccreery, Escondido, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1 cup 2% milk


  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.
  • Add broccoli and broth to same skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until broccoli is just tender, 3-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove broccoli from pan, reserving broth. Keep broccoli warm.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, dill and milk until smooth; stir into broth in pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add chicken; cook, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 10-12 minutes. Serve with broccoli.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If you're buying whole broccoli stalks, don't throw out the stems! Peel away the tough outer portion and chop the center to use in soups and stir-fries or add to salads and slaws.
  • Fresh sugar snap peas would also work well in this recipe; adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 274 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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    • Katelin Chris
      Jan 7, 2021

      This recipe is so delicious! It took a while to simmer the chicken in the sauce but omg it was so good. I added a garlic powder and seasoned salt and yum. This is a new staple in our home! Thank you for sharing it!

    • Toni
      Oct 31, 2020

      First time I tried one of your recipes and did not like it. I used half of the dill and got no flavor so I used a bit more. The sauce needed salt and pepper and I added garlic powder. The dill was now overpowering. I finally added a little thyme and that seemed to balance out the dill a bit. I actually had been tempted to leave out the dill completely and use country gravy but really wanted to try it with the dill. It was edible but not enjoyable. Of course this is subjective as everyone's taste is different, Some of you might love it.

    • tcarver
      Dec 18, 2019

      The sauce was pretty bland. After tasting it, I added some season salt and garlic salt. It was what it needed. With that, I would have rated it higher. But as is, nit so great

    • Missy
      Oct 29, 2019

      Made a few changes because sauce did not thicken i dumped it and did eaual parts oil and flour then added milk and broth slowly stirring constantly. Added dill pepper salt and garlic. I enjoyed it. Just a little bland for this cajun. Will make it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • buffetfan
      Apr 23, 2019

      A very good dish but seems the sauce was missing something. Maybe some cream in the sauce for richness, or butter. Love the flavor of the broccoli steaming it in the broth.

    • doreensanzone
      Apr 4, 2019

      I’m a big fan of dill, so I thought I’d really enjoy this. Unfortunately, not the case. I made it exactly as written. The combination of broth, chicken, milk and dill was just odd and unappetizing. We ate it, but I won’t make it again.

    • pammy54
      Mar 28, 2019

      I sauteed fresh garlic in the oil instead of using garlic salt, so that I could adjust the sodium content. I also used low sodium chicken broth, and sliced the chicken breast into 3 wide slices each, and put back into the sauce to heat and put the broccoli on top with the lid to reheat it. I served this with noodles, a.s that's what my granddaughter loves. This recipe was a hit and is definitely a keeper!

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      Mar 22, 2019

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      Mar 21, 2019

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    • millsapm
      Mar 19, 2019

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